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Law significantly cuts prison time for higher ed credentials

Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Research has repeatedlyfound that higher education programs in prisons reduce recidivism. And the higher a degree an incarcerated person earns, the less likely they are to re-offend, down to a 0% recidivism rate for those who have earned a master’s, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Now, Colorado, which has the fourth-highest recidivism rate in the United States, has taken one of the boldest steps of any state to incentivize people in prison to get a credential. 

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